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Emergency Contact Info may Soon be Encoded on Michigan ID Cards

ID CardsMichigan residents may soon have their emergency contact information encoded onto their state issued ID cards if legislation is signed by Governor Rick Snyder.

When Will the ID Cards be Implemented?

The legislation acquired final approval on Wednesday, and after Gov. Snyder’s signing of the bill, it will require the state police and the secretary of state to develop and implement a system for obtaining the emergency contact information of ID card holders voluntarily. The proposed system development time for the encoded ID cards is scheduled to be ready by 2017.

The bills have been proposed to help first responders to identify a victim’s emergency contact information quickly upon arrival to the scene. Supporters of the encoded ID cards have also made mention of the comfort it will bring to families of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers.